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Wade, John Francislocked

(1711/12–1786)
  • Bennett Mitchell Zon

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Wade, John Francis (1711/12–1786), plainchant scholar, is a figure about whose origins nothing certain is known. He, or his father, may have been a cloth merchant called John Wade, who converted to Roman Catholicism in the early 1730s, as noted by Archbishop Blackburn...

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